Have a safe trip: Oregon trains magic mushroom facilitators


              A bell hangs at the entrance to a psilocybin facilitator training venue near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. People are being trained in how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin as Oregon prepares to become the first state in America to offer controlled use of the psychedelic mushroom to the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Erica Zelfand, a trainer and physician, describes to the students the different phases of a psilocybin trip, during a class near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. People are being trained in how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin as Oregon prepares to become the first state in America to offer controlled use of the psychedelic mushroom to the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Psilocybin facilitator students sit with eye masks on while listening to music during an experiential activity at a training session near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. They are being trained in how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin as Oregon prepares to become the first state in America to offer controlled use of the psychedelic mushroom to the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              A participant arrives for a psilocybin training session at a woodsy venue near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. Psilocybin facilitator students are being trained in how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin as Oregon prepares to become the first state in America to offer controlled use of the psychedelic mushroom to the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Psilocybin facilitator students sit with eye masks on while listening to music during an experiential activity at a training session near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. They are being trained in how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin as Oregon prepares to become the first state in America to offer controlled use of the psychedelic mushroom to the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Gina Gratza, a trainer for students learning how to become psilocybin facilitators, shows the items that she would have at a dosing session, including mats, a pillow, a purge bucket, a sketch pad with colored pencils and tissues during a class near Damascus, Ore., on Dec. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Have a safe trip: Oregon trains magic mushroom facilitators